This Monday's list is a little longer than usual because I didn't get to it last week. Yet, this is but a fragment of all the powerful information out there -- and just in my little realm. When you look at the writing arena as a whole, the resources are so vast it's overwhelming.
Because of that and how busy I've become and how focused I'm trying to stay on my writing, I've decided to keep my Monday Mosaic post links to items I discover through the various blogs I follow. Articles and information I discover via Twitter will be retweeted individually.
I believe that will make it both easier to keep up with and easier to digest the massive influx of information with less chance of over-saturating anyone or any media outlet on any given day. I find it so hard to appreciate information in huge doses.
That plan also allows for those who either don't read blogs or don't utilize Twitter to still obtain links to valuable sources in various ways.
Now, onto the most valuable posts I've discovered over the last week (or a little more):
- Top Ten Things Authors Should NEVER Do To Promote Their Book, by Dana Kaye at Hey, There’s A Dead Guy In The Living Room
- Definition of Plot for Writers, by Plot Whisperer
- Stop Being Afraid of Posting Your Work Online, by Jane Friedman at Writer Unboxed.
- Tugging, by Elizabeth Span Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder
- Why Don’t Publishers Market & Promote the Books They Publish? By Jane Freidman at There Are No Rules
- Overwhelmed? Reach Out For Writers’ Help, by Carol Grannick at The Irrepressible Writer
- Two Peas In A Pod, by Justin Levy at New Marketing Labs
(This is a free marketing webinar that I signed up to watch. Sounds good.)
- A Day In The Life, by Robin Agnew at Hey, There’s A Dead Guy in the Living Room
(Surprise bookstore visit from Tess Gerritsen.)
- 5 Steps to Planning a Successful Writers’ Weekend, by Kathleen Bolton at Writer Unboxed
(I sooooooooo want to do this!)
- Query Recap, by Jessica Faust at BookEnds, LLC
- 10 Ways to Write Skinny Sentences, by K.M. Weiland at WordPlay
- Why Character Stereotypes Are a Good Thing, by K.M. Weiland at WordPlay
(I believe stereotypes are in place for good reason.)
- Pave Your Way To Creative Domination: The Writer as Creative Entrepreneur, by Justine Lee Musk at Tribal Writer
(Amen! What a fresh, empowering perspective!)
- Amazing Success Stories, by Rachel Zurakowski at Books & Such